The Ministry of Keeping Everything Absolutely the Same

Title

The Ministry of Keeping Everything Absolutely the Same

Description

This hand painted billboard bolted to the top of an abandoned building at Queen and John was a political parody referring to the billboards for the movie 1984.

Creator

Rocky Zenyk Dobey

Source

Rocky Zenyk Dobey

Date

1984

Contributor

Lilian Radovac

Rights

Rocky Zenyk Dobey
CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0

Format

JPEG

Type

painting

Coverage

Queen Street West and John Street.

Context

This building was previously a chicken slaughter house called A. Stork and Sons. The movie 1984 just was released and this was a political message that was done in a similar style. These billboards were done because the mainstream billboards that were politically modified never lasted more than a day. I hope to find some photos of those billboard modifications.

Files

Billboard_15 1989.jpg

Citation

Rocky Zenyk Dobey, “The Ministry of Keeping Everything Absolutely the Same,” Alternative Toronto, accessed August 11, 2022, https://www.alternativetoronto.ca/archive/items/show/200.